Fox had a deadline to get a new “Daredevil” movie into production or the rights would return to Marvel, and it looks like they’re not going to make it. Plans earlier this year for “Daredevil” fell apart when director David Slade dropped out to work on the “Hannibal” TV show. Variety reports that Fox had requested an extension of the October 10th deadline for when they would have the film in production, but Marvel turned down the request.
Word had leaked out earlier that the project was in danger when director Joe Carnahan, who’d been up for the job after Slade left tweeted:
“Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids.
We shall see. Time is NOT on anyone’s side.”
He also posted videos of his concept pitch to Fox here at ComingSoon so you can take a look and see if you think Carnahan was the guy for the job.
I watched. Apparently his concept was “1970s New York.”
“Daredevil” was previously onscreen in 2003, starring Ben Affleck. It didn’t do terribly at the box office, but fans of the character were really unhappy and wanted another version. Will Marvel have time for it in their already very filled calendar?